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  • Live-in Carer for End of Life Care

    Posted on January 14, 2019 by in News

    When people have limited life expectancy, they often need full-time support. Many people in Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, Crowborough, and the Sussex area choose to use live-in carers rather than hospice services. Hospices provide communal palliative care for those with a limited lifespan. The purpose of the hospice is to give patients the maximum quality of […]

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    Live in Care is the Way Forward!

    Posted on November 13, 2018 by in News

    When it comes to ensuring that a relative in need of care receives the best treatment, family members are faced with a difficult choice. Many see the decision as a binary one, between caring for their loved ones themselves or finding them a place in a care home. However, live in care is here to […]

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    Respite Care – Could 24 Hour Live in Care be the Better Option?

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by in News

    Caring is a demanding job and it’s one that is full time. It’s not just physically demanding, it’s an emotional battle every day when you are caring for someone close to you, and it is precisely why respite services exist. Carers put all their effort into the support of others and they often forget to […]

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  • Overcome Nutritional Neglect in the Elderly

    Posted on August 20, 2018 by in News

    A study commissioned by Age UK and produced by the Malnutrition Taskforce has found that only half of UK health professionals believe that malnutrition in the elderly should be considered a priority in their care environments. Of the people surveyed, only 47% felt confident dealing with nutrition in a care environment, such as a residential […]

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    Live in Care Can be Less Expensive than a Care Home

    Posted on July 23, 2018 by in News

    For the most part, most people in need of care services would always rather remain in their own home. This is understandable. We all feel happier and more content in our own space, after all. Also, for many of us, the loss of independence we associate with moving to a care home is incredibly concerning. […]

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    Loneliness in Old Age and Live in Care

    Posted on May 9, 2018 by in News

    As we get older, we become more dependent on those around us to help us get by. Whether it’s something simple such as giving us a hand with the shopping or helping with the cleaning in spots we can’t reach, it’s hard being independent when we have so many physical limitations. That’s why many seniors […]

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    Benefits of Live In Care for Those Living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

    Posted on May 1, 2018 by in News

    There are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Dementia is a progressive condition, which is characterised by groups of symptoms that contribute to a gradual decline in the ability to carry out everyday activities and memory loss. If you have dementia, tasks that used to be second nature become increasingly difficult to […]

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    What Does The Role Of A Live-In Carer Entail?

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by in News

    The population in the United Kingdom is ageing. In July 2017,18% of UK residents were aged 65 and over, and 2.4% were aged 85 and over. While more people are living longer, there seem to be fewer options for families to help with ageing relatives. Care homes for the elderly can be very expensive, costing on average £3,000 […]

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    3 Ways Live-In Care Promotes Senior Independence

    Posted on April 12, 2018 by in News

    When asked to name their primary fears about old age, people give surprising answers. Of course, most everyone is afraid of disease and death to some degree. A 2010 Disabled Living Foundation Charity survey puts the number of people scared of death at 29%. According to the same survey, though, over half of this same group fear […]

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    7 Things to Look for in the Best Live In Carers

    Posted on March 23, 2018 by in News

    The idea of leaving your home is an unacceptable prospect for a number of elderly people. Living within the walls that have housed so many memories over the years is disproportionately preferred to moving to unfamiliar places filled with unfamiliar faces. Live-in care is the perfect alternative to a home for those who wish to […]

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